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Citing Sources

  • Style Guides for Citing Sources
    From the Cook Library of Towson University comes easy-to-follow, specific examples of how to cite sources using MLA, APA, ASPA, and Chicago Style--all bases covered!



  • Testing and Education Reference Center buttonACT Exam
    The SAT isn't the only BIG exam out there--know your options.  The ACT could be a friendlier alternative for you.


  • BCPL - Testing and Education Resource Center
    Features interactive online practice tests including GED, SAT, ACT, Praxis, NCLEX, postal exams, law enforcement, occupational tests, certification and licensing tests, and more. Also includes scholarship and financial aid information, plus detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs, executive education programs, and technical and specialty schools.



  • High School Ace
    A collection of resources and web pages organized by school subject.


  • SAT Exam
    Register, practice, prepare and get your scores.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online to apply for federal student aid such as grants, work-study, and loans as well as apply for most state and some private aid.



Homework Help




Maryland AskUsNow! is a 24/7 live online interactive service for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigate the Internet!


Brainfuse ButtonBrainfuse

Expert help with homework and writing assignments. Live chat-based tutoring in math, writing and reading is available from 2:00pm until midnight seven days a week including Saturday and Sunday.



  • Astound Your Teachers
    Teen homework help available 24/7.  Check out Baltimore County Public Library's links to dozens of different web sites that offer homework help on a wide variety of topics.


  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Homework Help
    An extensive collection of links for homework help on the web in art, English and literature, foreign languages, health, math, science, music, and social sciences. This site also has general reference links to dictionaries, atlases, etc. and is searchable.


  • Exploratorium
    Visit this "museum of science, art and human perception" where you can learn just about anything!


  • High School Ace
    High School Ace is a web portal to free educational resources for teens. It features academic subject guides, reference tools, games, puzzles, quizzes, and college information.


  • Research Databases
    **Note to teachers: Not the same as the Internet, our databases are electronic versions of the print magazines or journals. We use them to save space and trees. **  Find everything from archived newspaper articles to journals on your topic!  Many of these indexes have full text articles.  For access outside of a BCPL branch, enter your library card # (21183-blah, blah, blah) at the prompt.



  • Spark Notes.com
    We know you read the book; this is just to make sure everything happened the way you remember!  Brush up, reconnect, or get acquainted for the first time!


  • Our Courts
    Everything you need to know about our court system and other info about democracy, elections, politics and government, with links and games.


Study Skills


Teen studying hard.



Study Skills and Learning Assistance
This page has been designed to help you in pursuit of your educational goals. 

It contains Vocabulary Improvement, Study Skills, Test Taking, Time Management, Note Taking, and various hints and tips.


  • A+ Research and Writing
    Guide from the Internet Public Library on research methods and writing tips for papers and essays. 


  • Super Study Skills
    Sessions offered by the Towsontowne Recreation Council on topics such as time management, organization, and memory skills.


Revised: May 16, 2016